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TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring ANNE HILLS

Posted on May 6, 2018 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Anne Hills 




TUNES BY THE TRACKS is inbound for a Wed, May 16th ETA, at the library, with a very special passenger on board.
Your congenitally convivial hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins, are most thrilled and pleased to welcome back our good friend as Feature:




~ ANNE HILLS ~




Anne Hills, http://www.annehills.com/, has been described by so many, with so many superlatives, that it's hard to choose a favorite, but I gotta go with ole Tom Paxton...here's what Tom sez about Anne:

“Anne Hills is such an exquisite singer that it’s understandable that people might be swept up in the pure beauty of her voice and thereby overlook her writing. That would be a mistake. For me, Anne’s writing, in songs like ‘Follow That Road’ and many others, is as direct, melodic and deep as any work being done today. She is quite simply one of my absolute favorite songwriters.”
Tom Paxton

Anne is a consummate artist...she's a goose bumpy singer, an evocative poetic songwriter, a beautiful person, and a very good friend.  We're indeed fortunate to have her return as a Feature, and we hope a whole passel of you Trackers will be at her show.



~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~


Of course, the second half of the evening will be festooned with those who dare...the folks who step into the limelight, and perform their favorite song for us.
It's the talk of the town, so if you wanna give it a go, just axe Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me)...and zippety doo dah...yer on the roster.




  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring ANNE HILLS
  • Clifton Springs library, https://www.facebook.com/cliftonspringslibrary/" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/cliftonspringslibrary/
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, May 16
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • Free ($10.00 donation suggested for touring pros)

TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring GERRY TIMLIN

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

                                                                                                   Gerry Timlin




TUNES BY THE TRACKS is racing up the line, for a May 2nd arrival at Clifton Springs library.
Your wholly wholesome hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are thrilled and pleased to welcome a brannie new Feature:



~ GERRY TIMLIN ~


is a great favorite in the USA and Canada. He's a Delaware-based singer. who has enjoyed success all over the world. Born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, Gerry developed an early interest in traditional Irish music and in folk music. From the time he was a wee bairn, Gerry displayed a musical talent, winning several singing competitions in Northern Ireland when he was still in his teens. He moved to the USA in the early seventies, and has been delighting audiences with his smooth baritone voice and his irreverent humor ever since. in 2014, he was honored to perform with his singing partner, Tom Kane, at the Congressional Friends of Ireland Luncheon on Capital Hill for The President, Vice President, Speaker of the House, Prime Minister of Ireland, members of Congress.

Us Trackers will be meeting Gerry for the first time next Wednesday, and it's surely destined to be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.



~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~ 

Of course, the second half of the evening will include the celebrated Mystery Pickers performing with passion and aplomb...(I think Passion & Aplomb may be a CPA firm down to the suthren tier)
If you would like to take a turn as a Mystery Picker...just axe Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me), and kazingo...yer in.


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring GERRY TIMLIN
  • Clifton Spring library, https://www.facebook.com/cliftonspringslibrary/" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/cliftonspringslibrary/
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, May 2
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($10.00 donation suggested for touring Feature and refreshments)



TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring TAYLOR PIE

Posted on April 9, 2018 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)
                                                                                                  T                                                                                 Taylor Pie 





TUNES BY THE TRACKS is wending its way to Clifton Springs, for a Wednesday, April 18th ETA.

Your hagiographic hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are delighted to welcome back a great friend, magificent artist, and a genuine folk icon as Feature:



~ TAYLOR PIE ~



Taylor Pie, http://www.taylorpie.com/ is so warm and open, that it feels like a family reunion, when Pie comes Feature at TUNES BY THE TRACKS.
Her extraordinary talents as a poet, songwriter, and performing artist will once again, be on full display at the library. Pie's deep and immediate connection with the audience is palpable, and that's the hallmark of a gifted artist doing what she loves.

Be sure to click on the Link, and check Pie's website...she has been a busy lady during the last year or so, and we can catch up some.



~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~

The legendary Mystery Pickers will continue to add something indescribable to the second half of the evening.
If the past is prologue, Pie might turn some of the antics into an impromptu Songswarm...so be reddy...
Wanna give it a go...??  Just axe Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me), and will insert you into the rota.


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring TAYLOR PIE
  • Clifton Springs library, https://www.facebook.com/cliftonspringslibrary/" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/cliftonspringslibrary/
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, April 18
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($10.00 suggested donation for Feature and refreshments)

TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring PEPPER & SASSAFRAS

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

                                                                           Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers                                              Wendy Sassafras Ramsay




TUNES BY THE TRACKS is on track to arrive at Clifton Springs library, on Wednesday, April 4th.
Your habitually harried hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins welcome back our abundantly talented pals as Feature:



~ PEPPER & SASSAFRAS ~



Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers and Wendy Ramsay, https://jeffreypepperrodgers.com/pepper-sassafras-duo/" target="_blank">http://jeffreypepperrodgers.com/pepper-sassafras-duo/

The delicious duo continues to rack up awards and accolades, for their songwriting and musical performances wherever their perigrinations take them, so we anticipate another spectacular show from PEPPER & SASSAFRAS.

Just to remind us Trackers of some local luster...Pepper and Sassafras, with songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Wendy Ramsay, was the New Voices winner at the Turtle Hill Folk Festival and finalist for the Best Duo Award at FreshGrass.


~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~
Of course, the second half of the evening will be festooned with these emissaries of entertainment, whose presentation of original material, or interpretation of famous old songs is always something to behold.  
An intrepid soul who wants to perform a favorite song, is encouraged to axe Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me), and you too, will become a MYSTERY PICKER.


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring PEPPER & SASSAFRAS
  • Clifton Springs library, https://cliftonspringslibrary.com/" target="_blank">http://cliftonspringslibrary.com/
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs NY 14432
  • Wed, April 4
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($5.00 donaton suggested for Feature and refreshments)

TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring DADY BROTHERS

Posted on March 21, 2018 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)
                                                                       John Dady                                                                                                Joe Dady

                                                   John Dady                                                          Joe Dady




TUNES BY THE TRACKS, is inbound for a special show at the Victor Farmington library.  We're on schedule for a Thursday, March 29th arrival.
Your happily hustling hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are thrilled to bring back TBTT Stars and Tracker favorites:




~ DADY BROTHERS ~



Many of our Trackers were bereft when the weather made them miss the Dady Brothers last month.
Joe and John Dady were wonderful, but we got mugged by the big snowstorm for their Clifton Springs show on Feb 7th, and lot's of our regular Trackers missed out.
Fortuitously, our pal Tim Niver, director of the Victor Farmington library extended an invitation that perked us Trackers right up.

The Dady boys are gonna do a make-up Feature at Victor Farmington library on Thursday, Mar 29th...and this time, spring is in zee air...!!



~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~ 
 
Not to worry...them plucky and resilient Mystery Pickers travel well, and after the Dady set, they'll strut their stuff.
If yer wanting to play yer favorite song for a rapt, attentive, and supportive audience...just axe Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me), and we'll add you to the list of Myster Picker luminaries.


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring DADY BROTHERS
  • Thursday, March 29
  • Victor Farmington library, http://www.victorfarmingtonlibrary.org/
  • 15 W. Main St, Victor, NY 
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($10.00 donation suggested for Feature)
 

TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring DADY BROTHERS

Posted on March 21, 2018 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

                  John Dady                                                   Joe Dady



TUNES BY THE TRACKS, is inbound for Victor Farmington library for a Thursday, March 29th arrival.
Your hustling hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are thrilled to bring back TBTT Stars and Tracker favorites:



~ DADY BROTHERS ~


Many of our Trackers were bereft when the weather made them miss the Dady Brothers last month.
Joe and John Dady got mugged by the big snowstorm for their Clifton Springs show on Feb 7th...but luckily, our pal Tim Niver extended an invitation that perked us all right up.

The Dady boys are gonna do a make-up Feature at Victor Farmington library on Thursday, Mar 29th...and this time, spring is in zee air...!!

~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~ 
 
Not to worry...them plucky and resilient Mystery Pickers travel well, and after the Dady set, they'll strut their stuff.
If yer wanting to play yer favorite song for a rapt, attentive, and supportive audience...just axe Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me), and we'll add you to the list of Myster Picker luminaries.


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring DADY BROTHERS
  • Thursday, March 29
  • Victor Farmington library, http://www.victorfarmingtonlibrary.org/
  • 15 W. Main St, Victor, NY 
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($10.00 donation suggested for Feature)
 

TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring KIT FALLON

Posted on March 12, 2018 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (1)


                                              Kit Fallon



TUNES BY THE TRACKS is high wide and handsome, for a Wednesday, March 21st arrival at Clifton Springs.
Your hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins, are very pleased to welcome back an old friend as Feature:



~ KIT FALLON & Friends ~



Kit Fallon has been part of the regional trad community for over 40 years, primarily as a performing fiddler, mandolinist, for Miller's Wheel, the Wastrels, Heartland Tours with the Dady Bros, and as a side musician with many other bands too fierce to mention.
In her spare thyme, Kit is also a fiddle teacher.
At Tunes by the Tracks she will be sharing Old-Time, Novelty, Celtic, Quebecois, and country swing fiddle tunes accompanied by Jess Youngquest (Miller's Wheel, Los Finsteros...) and other members of the continuing cast. 
Kit's roots also go deep into the songs of Ireland, Scotland and Appalachia and she loves to share sing-alongs of familiar and not-so-well-known tunes (anybody out there know “The Toe of Me Mallard,” or “Sam's Gone Away Aboard a Man-o-War?”;). There will be hand-outs to help out with the more peculiar songs.
Heads up Trackers...be prepared to take away some new and fun memories.



~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~



Yes, indeedy...audience members have frequently been at a loss for words, after being exposed to the musical magnificence of the bold artists, who step from the comfortable anonymity of the bleachers, into the glaring spotlight of center stage...I tellya Trackers, it's sumthin to behold...

Wanna try it..?? Just axe Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me)...and you too, can join the pantheon of pickers.


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring KIT FALLON and Friends
  • Clifton Springs library, https://cliftonspringslibrary.com/" target="_blank">http/cliftonspringslibrary.com/
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, Mar 21
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($5.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments)

TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring DAN DUGGAN and PEGGY LYNN

Posted on February 26, 2018 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)


                                                      Peggy Lynn                                                                                                        Dan Duggan



TUNES BY THE TRACKS is full steam for a Wednesday, March 7th arrival at Clifton Springs library.
Your homogenous hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins, are very pleased and privileged, to present two new Tunes By the Tracks artists as Feature:





~ DAN DUGGAN and PEGGY LYNN ~





Dan and Peggy Lynn, https://www.facebook.com/Peggy-Lynn-and-Dan-Duggan-160458867326262/" target="_blank">http/https/www.facebook.com/Peggy-Lynn-and-Dan-Duggan-160458867326262/



Peggy Lynn, "The First Lady of Adirondack Music", is recognized nationwide for her soulful songwriting and extraordinary vocal versatility. Her work has been featured at the famous Bluebird Café in Nashville, and in 1996 Peggy was selected "Adirondack Woman Of The Year". She has released six recordings, Determination, Chameleon, Bio Songs, Earned These Lines, Cloudsplitter and Close To The Sun. Peggy and Dan Duggan also have a newly released CD "A Stitch in Time", songs celebrating the art and heritage of Quilting.

Dan Duggan is known nationally for his wizardry on Hammered Dulcimer and Flat Picking Guitar, and is the recipient of the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship. Dan has recorded four albums of original compositions, "First Frost", "Last of May", "Seasons of Change", and "Trillium Lane" as well as three albums of traditional holiday music "Christmas Morn", "Winters Eve", and "All Through The Night. Dan's recently released CD, "The Pieces of Our Life" original songs written with children, received a 1998 Parents Choice Approval Award. Dan's dulcimer work can also be heard on Paul Simon's CD "Your The One" released in October of 2000.


~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~

...you bet...the secret is out, and folks are flocking to the library to be a part of the sizzle created by our rascals, who leap fearlessly into the spotlight to deliver a favorite song, in their inimitable styles.
Wanna try it...just axe Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me), and you can be a Mystery Picker.


  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring DAN DUGGAN and PEGGY LYNN
  • Clifton Springs library, https://www.facebook.com/cliftonspringslibrary/" target="_blank">http/https/www.facebook.com/cliftonspringslibrary/
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, Mar 7
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($5.00 suggested for Feature and refreshments)





















TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring DAVE NORTH TRIO

Posted on February 12, 2018 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)


                                                Marc Loan                                        Dave North                                                                      Diane Warburton





TUNES BY THE TRACKS  is inbound for the Clifton Springs library...ETA is 7:00pm on Wednesday, FEB 21.

Your habitually hajiographic hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are delighted to welcome a great friend as Feature:




~ DAVE NORTH TRIO ~




Dave North and the Trio, https://www.facebook.com/Dave-North-Trio-96336556062/" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/Dave-North-Trio-96336556062/ is always a favourite. Dave hails from Slough in England (rhymes with London), and as we know, he has an amazing repertoire of traditional, modern, comic, and just plain obscure songs that are simply too fierce to menton.
Dave is bringing his long time accomplices, so we can be assured that it's gonna be a dandy night with Dave and the Trio.  Marc plays the bass and the banjo, while Dianne is a whiz on the fiddle. Dave himself plays the guitar with unmistakable gusto and verve...(before you even start...gusto and verve is not a law firm from Irondequoit)
Us Trackers know for sure, that an evening with Dave North is gonna be a very special evening.


~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~  the second half of the evening, will present sizzling hot artists, who step into the spotlight to dazzle us Trackers with songs that showcase their prowess. 
Wanna try it??  Just axe Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me), and we'll add yer name to the marquis of luminaries who have trod the TBTT boards as Mystery Pickers...

  • TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring DAVE NORTH TRIO
  • Clifton Springs library, https://www.facebook.com/cliftonspringslibrary/" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/cliftonspringslibrary/
  • 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
  • Wed, Feb 21
  • 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • FREE ($5.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments)


TUNES BY THE TRACKS, Featuring DAVE NORTH TRIO

Posted on February 12, 2018 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)


     Fred Vine       Marc Loan         Dave Norht                     Diane Warburton


TUNES BY THE TRACKS is on the way. ETA for the Clifton Springs library, is Wednesday, FEB 21.

Your habitually hajiographic hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are delighted to welcome a great friend as Feature:



~ DAVE NORTH TRIO ~


Dave North and the Trio, https://www.facebook.com/Dave-North-Trio-96336556062/" target="_blank">http://https://www.facebook.com/Dave-North-Trio-96336556062/ is always a favourite. Dave hails from Slough in England (near London), and as we know, he has an amazing repertoire of traditional, modern, comic, and just plain obscure songs that are too fierce to menton.
Dave is bringing his long time accomplices, so we can be assured that it's gonna be a dandy night with Dave and the Trio.  Marc plays the base and the banjo, while Dianne is a whiz on the fiddle. Fred often joins the Trio has a blues guitar style that won't quit, and we know that when he trots out his slide guitar, the audiences are enthralled. Dave himself plays the guitar with unmistakable gusto and verve...(before you even start...gusto and verve are not a law firm from Irondequoit)
Us Trackers know for sure, that an evening with Dave North is gonna be an evening well spent.


~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~  the second half of the evening, will offer sizzling hot artists, who step into the spotlight to dazzle us Trackers with songs that showcase their prowess.  Wanna try it??  Just axe Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me), and we'll add yer name to the marquis of luminaries who have trod the TBTT boards as Mystery Pickers...



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